Hotel Les Creoles (Saint Gilles Les Bains, Reunion Island)

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Hotel Les Creoles (Saint Gilles Les Bains, Reunion Island)

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Located in a quiet road opposite side of the beach. The beach is literally 5 minutes walk whilst the town of Saint Gilles Les Bains is around 15-20min walk- in the other direction is a small village/town of Ermitage in which has some cafe’s shops and even a casino. The town of Saint Gilles has many bars and resturants, shops– there is also water sport activities. I drove from the Saint Denis airport and it took around 1 hour. To get to the other end of the island is about 1.5 hours drive say to Saint Joseph. 2 hours to the famous Volcano.


Room was larger than expected and very clean for a beach side hotel. It came with a mini kitchen- medium size fridge (but no mini bar), Electric Oven Microwave and sink as well as cooking utensils and cutlery- all quite nice and clean. The double bed was fairly comfortable and soft – it had simple bed side tables with small lamps, a telephone but no clock. A decent sized flat screen TV exists in which has French satellite but no English speaking channels. A desk also exists for working on computers. For storage there is a large wardrobe with a easy to use safe inside. The bathroom is quite spacious that has a shower and some simple amenities (only shower gel) but plenty of towels, hair dryer is also included. AC is in the room as a stand alone unit, it is slightly noisy, but one gets used to it. The area though is very quiet at night and slept very well.
This particular room was on the ground floor and so has a nice small porch in front with sliding door windows that faces the swimming pool, a table with two chairs. Pleasant if you wish to sit outside and still have some privacy.


There is a bar that also has breakfast facilities- though did not use these. The bar is quite nice close to end of swimming pool and lobby. The swimming pool is of decent size and clean and majority of hotel is around the pool. In the lobby area is a pool table, table tennis table and two cross trainer machines, with many seats in front of lobby. It looks very boutique design with huge lamps for the lights. It is also gated. Parking facilities are offered both secure (with fob) and unsecure. WIFI is available for free- register email and despite going down around midnight, it worked well and fast.


The staff are very nice at this hotel they are all friendly, helpful and plesant. Only a few speak English but you can get by- to be fair it is a french only destination. The manager in particular is very nice and he was able to recommend places to visit on the island. My flight was also late in the day that I checked out (check out is at 12) and they allowed me to the pool as well as use a shower with towel before I left at 6pm.
Overall very nice hotel and would defiantly stay here again if I came back. Reunion is an interesting place with much panoramic landscapes, mountains and volcanoes- at times felt like being in the French alps when you drive up the mountains with the Fern trees and towering green mountain tops The beaches are ok but only a few places you can swim in the sea (one being conveniently across from this hotel) this due to coral and so is not that deep. The island is renowned for many shark attacks so deeper water should be avoided. The beaches are adequate but not in comparison to the likes of nearby Mauritius.

43 avenue de Bourbon, 97434 Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, France

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Reasonably priced for Reunion, friendly staff & clean functional room with kitchen.

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